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  • Stable operation of the power grid enabled Ukrainian industry to increase electricity consumption by 23% during the heating season
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 13 March 2024 15:20

    Stable and uninterrupted power supply, made possible by a successful large-scale repair campaign in the energy sector coordinated by the Ministry of Energy, has helped Ukrainian industry to increase its production rates.

    In November-February 2023-2024, despite the military challenges, electricity consumption by the industry totalled about 9.38 billion kWh. This exceeded the consumption of 7.61 billion kWh in the same period last year by more than 23%. In particular, in November 2023, the growth was 25.75% (compared to the same period of the previous year), in December - 37.56%, in January 2024 - 27.58%, and in February - 6.17%.

    "The development of industry and, consequently, the economy is impossible without the stable operation of the power system. This is achieved primarily thanks to large-scale repairs in the energy sector, which will be ongoing, and our military, who are protecting the infrastructure from enemy attacks. We are working to ensure that despite the war, our consumers have reliable and uninterrupted electricity supply," said Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko.

    It is worth adding that the volume of electricity consumption by household consumers also increased by almost 12% (12.64 billion kWh versus 11.3 billion kWh).

    In total, in November-February 2023/2024, domestic power generating companies produced over 41.53 billion kWh of electricity, which is 16% higher than the production volume during the 2022/2023 winter season.

    More than half of this electricity was generated by Ukrainian NPPs - 22.17 billion kWh, which is 22% more than was generated by nuclear power plants in the same period last year. Hydro generation improved its performance, generating 4.16 billion kWh, which is 7.5% more than in the same period in 2022/2023, thermal generation (13 billion kWh, which is almost 10% more than in the previous winter period) and RES generation (2.03 billion kWh, which is 25% more than in the 2022/2023 winter season).